UCLA Rumors & News

  • Unbeaten Bruins roll past Highlanders

    The Sports Xchange "Eleventh-ranked UCLA rolled to another resounding victory in preparation for this weekend's clash with the nation's top team, beating UC Riverside 98-56 Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Isaac Hamilton scored 27 points, made seven 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds for UCLA..." December 01

  • No. 14 UCLA beats Texas A&M to win Wooden tournament

    The Sports Xchange "Fourteenth-ranked UCLA was pushed and shoved and tested in new ways, but still the Bruins prevailed, beating Texas A&M 74-67 in the championship game of the Wooden Legacy tournament Sunday evening at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. All-tournament selection Isaac Hamilton had 17 points..." November 27

  • No. 14 UCLA hands Nebraska first loss

    The Sports Xchange "A talented UCLA team withstood its toughest test yet, holding on to beat Nebraska 82-71 in the semifinals of the Wooden Legacy tournament Friday night at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif. All five starters scored in double figures for the 14th-ranked Bruins (6-0). Bryce..." November 26

  • No. 14 UCLA blizes Portland

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball had a double-double with 18 points and 11 assists to lead No. 14 UCLA past Portland 99-77 Thursday in a quarterfinal game of the Wooden Legacy at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif. The Bruins improved to 5-0 behind a balanced scoring effort. Other than Ball,..." November 25

  • UCLA blows by Long Beach State

    The Sports Xchange "T.J. Leaf put up 21 points and nine rebounds for No. 16 UCLA, and the Bruins extended their blazing start with a 114-77 victory over Long Beach State on Sunday evening at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Lonzo Ball had 20 points and 11 assists for UCLA (4-0), which put on a show with Pat..." November 21

  • Leaf leads No. 16 UCLA past San Diego

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA freshman forward T.J. Leaf, with a game-high 26 points in an 88-68 win over visiting San Diego on Thursday night, noted that he and the 16th-ranked Bruins were nearly unstoppable around the basket. "They weren't the biggest team inside and we exploited that," Leaf said referring to San..." November 18

  • Steve Alford embarks on make-or-break season at UCLA

    ESPN "His mentors told him to flee each night, to get away from the busy campus in West Los Angeles so the job wouldn't tempt him to come back after hours. So Steve Alford moved his family to Calabasas, 20 protracted Los Angeles miles from UCLA's campus, when he docked his boat next to John Wooden's..." November 17

  • No. 16 UCLA pulls away from Northridge

    The Sports Xchange "After trailing against visiting Cal State Northridge in the first half with only two 3-pointers, No. 16 UCLA attacked the basket and corralled rebounds aggressively to pull away to a 102-87 victory Sunday night. The Bruins (2-0) went 5 of 16 from beyond the arc after making a school-record..." November 14

  • UCLA secures commitment from 5-star forward Kris Wilkes

    Indianapolis Star "Kris Wilkes has worn a No. 31 jersey since his elementary school days playing at the SportsZone on the west side. That No. 31 was for his favorite player, Reggie Miller. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Wilkes, a 6-8 North Central star and one of the top senior basketball players..." November 13

  • No. 16 UCLA buries Pacific with 3-point barrage

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA coach Steve Alford said Friday night after the 16th-ranked Bruins' 119-80 win over visiting Pacific that his game plan with 3-point shots for the Bruins this season is simple. "We want to shoot a lot and make a lot," Alford said after his team made a school-record 18 3-pointers, led by..." November 12

  • Four-star forward Cody Riley stays in-state and commits to UCLA

    USA Today High School Sports "With just over a month to go until the season opener, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) forward Cody Riley ended his recruitment picking UCLA over Kansas, USC, Connecticut and Oklahoma on Monday. Riley, long believed to be a Bruins lean, had taken multiple visits to UCLA and was there most..." October 15

  • Kevin Love matches Russell Westbrook's record donation for ex-players to UCLA

    CBS Sports "Kevin Love spent only one season at UCLA, but that experience had such a positive and profound impact on him that he's now donating what UCLA says is the largest donation by any former basketball player in school history. During the 2007-08 season, Love averaged 17.5 points and 10.6 boards..." September 21

  • Jonah Bolden gives up final two years at UCLA to play professionally

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA’s men’s basketball team suffered another defection Tuesday when the school announced that power forward Jonah Bolden had opted to play professionally and would surrender his final two years of eligibility. The 6-foot-10 Bolden becomes the second Bruin to leave the program this summer after..." July 27

  • UCLA guard Prince Ali has knee surgery

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA sophomore guard Prince Ali underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee after suffering the injury on July 8 while playing in an open gym. Ali, who averaged 3.9 points in 11.8 minutes per game last season, will be reevaluated in four months and could potentially..." July 16

  • Freshman guard Kobe Paras withdraws from UCLA

    Los Angeles Times "The Kobe Paras era at UCLA appears to have ended before it began. The incoming freshman guard, who was conditionally admitted to UCLA, has withdrawn from the university after failing to meet certain academic requirements, the school announced Wednesday. John Montgomery, principal at Los..." June 29